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Position: Milwaukee Brewers R&D Positions

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

R&D Analyst

Summary

The Analyst – Baseball Research & Development will deliver research and tools to improve decision making across Baseball Operations.  The position requires a person who has intellectual curiosity, is a self-starter and can communicate technical and analytical concepts effectively to non-technical people.  Being passionate about using data, analysis and technology to improve decision making processes is also a key differentiator.  Residence in Milwaukee is required.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Evaluate existing data sources and build predictive or explanatory models to aid in a variety of player acquisition, player development and gameplay decisions.
  • Investigate emerging data sources and identify potential for predictive value and actionable insights to improve decision making.
  • Develop visualizations and other mechanisms for disseminating analytical results to the front office, player development staff, and other baseball employees – including consideration for less technically and analytically inclined consumers.
  • Continually survey latest analytical methods and advancements in baseball and sports research to apply cutting-edge methods and data to problems.
  • Understand current decision processes and information systems and offer enhancements and improvements.
  • Answer ad-hoc requests for reports, visualizations and research projects.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Understanding of statistics and modeling techniques, including probability, linear regression and logistic regression.
  • Proficiency with an analytical programming language required, R or Python preferred.
  • Proficiency with SQL and SQL databases required, Microsoft SQL or PostgreSQL preferred.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.S. / B.A.) or equivalent experience is required.  Advanced degree or current pursuit of advanced degree is desirable.

Other Skills and Abilities       

The individual must be capable of working extended hours such as overtime, nights, and weekends, when necessary. Occasional travel to affiliates or conferences may be required.

To apply, please click this link.


R&D Intern

Summary

The Intern – Baseball Research & Development will design and execute a strategic research project with the assistance of experienced mentors.  The internship program is designed to give the candidate real-world experience in a Baseball Research & Development department, including exposure to development processes and best practices.  Residence in Milwaukee is required.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work closely with R&D mentor to define and outline a meaningful project.
  • Design approach to address chosen topics leveraging existing and new data sources to build predictive or explanatory models.
  • Develop and propose project solutions using various coding languages and/or database queries that adhere to coding best practices.
  • Collaborate with other interns, R&D team members and other front office staff on various projects and initiatives.
  • Participate in code reviews with members of the R&D staff as part of a robust development process.
  • Create reports, visualizations and other documentation explaining the project.
  • Present project results to members of the Baseball Operations Department.
  • Answer ad-hoc requests for reports, visualizations and research projects.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Understanding of statistics and modeling techniques, including probability, linear regression and logistic regression.
  • Demonstrated experience with applied research required. Can be through a previous job role, schoolwork, or independent research and does not need to be baseball-related.
  • Proficiency with an analytical programming language required, R or Python preferred.
  • Proficiency with SQL and SQL databases required, Microsoft SQL or PostgreSQL preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of baseball rules, gameplay and player acquisition approaches.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree (B.S. / B.A.) or current pursuit of Bachelor’s degree in a technical or scientific field, or equivalent experience is required.  Advanced degree or current pursuit of advanced degree is desirable.

Other Skills and Abilities       

The individual must be capable of working extended hours such as overtime, nights, and weekends, when necessary. Travel to affiliates may be possible.

To apply, please click this link.

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